Tesla Deliveries In Norway Held Back By Shortage Of Reliable Transport Trucks
The first quarter will come to an end soon and while all eyes turn towards Tesla’s results, there are reports of slowed deliveries in Norway.
But this isn’t due to any production constraints.
Tesla notes having trouble finding reliable truck transport for delivery of its new cars. This is likely due to the sheer volume of vehicles Tesla is trying to get to Norwegian buyers before the quarter closes.
There were accidents reporting from these unfit carrier trucks, including cars crushed on the trailer.
Elon Musk posted a follow-up tweet saying that Tesla will slow down deliveries in Norway.
We don’t fully understand the troubles because preliminary data suggests several hundred new registrations of Model S and Model X to be expected in March (over 1,000 total), while in December the number was nearly 2,500. Overall that’s only a small part of total car deliveries in the country, so this doesn’t make complete sense to us.
Well, just like in case of Superchargers and service centers, Norway needs more investments on the car delivery side too, it seems.
I have just asked our team to slow down deliveries. It is clear that we are exceeding the local logistics capacity due to batch build and delivery. Customer happiness & safety matter more than a few extra cars this quarter.
— Elon Musk (@elonmusk) March 24, 2018